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The secret diary of a single parent bloke

Feeling like a voyeur

Uploaded: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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Monday, June 20th, 2005.

It almost seems like a contradiction: I’m so busy- I never seem to stop, and yet I’m also bored. As a single parent, it seems that probably the two most difficult things to overcome in the evening are loneliness and boredom. It’s odd, but when Kat was here she was often asleep on the sofa before 8pm, and to all intents and purposes I was alone. But now that I know that I’m alone, it feels so much worse.

I’ve been doing my best overcome these problems: I’ve got back in touch with my school friend Claire, enrolled in an evening class at college, and got broadband (now that I can finally afford it) so that I can play on the internet.

Claire’s a member of a social-group, and she’s invited me onto a couple of their events, which I’m very excited about, and the evening class starts in September. I’m really looking forward to both of these things, and hope I’ll be able to make friends and start to have a life, rather than to just exist. My parents have offered to babysit whenever I want, but I’ve not had any reason to ask them to.

I’ve found myself being drawn in to adverts for internet dating. I’d always regarded people who have used these sites as being rather pathetic, but now I fall very much into that category too. I’ve registered on one, and have been looking at profiles- some sound really nice. I can’t quite bring myself to send any messages yet though- what would I say? I’ll continue looking around for a bit. I feel like a voyeur.

 

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    BendyGirl commented at 10:25 am on June 5th, 2010

    The thing about online dating is that everyone feels a bit pathetic at first, then you get the hang of it and realise it’s fun and everyone’s doing it. Good luck!

     

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    Cate P commented at 1:24 am on June 8th, 2010

    Have never done internet dating but have made some very strong connections with people in online social networks. There are good people out there, so keep browsing, and don’t push yourself til you’re ready. Stay a voyeur as long as you want!

     

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    Cate P commented at 1:31 am on June 8th, 2010

    Okay, have just noticed that you actually wrote this 5 years ago….cancel my last comment, 5 years is long enough to be a voyeur, oops LMFAO….so, how’s it working out for you?

     

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    Chic Mama commented at 10:25 pm on June 12th, 2010

    Funny…here I am Saturday night feeling very fed up and lonely even though there are five children in the house! Something about Saturday nights alone get to me. Hope something came of the internet dating for you.

     


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